The BiggerPockets Real Estate Investing Podcast

On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down and talk about the best ways to get started with real estate investing, as well as some killer tips for investing without using your own money.

From picking a niche, overcoming analysis paralysis, and a lot more - our guest, Mike Simmons, will share his story of overcoming obstacles and becoming a full time house flipper in the Metro Detroit area.

Mike has a great story and an incredible strategy for flipping houses using no money of his own, so whether you are brand new or have been investing for years - you don't want to miss Mike's creative advice.


In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to talk about something you may think is a bit boring... taxes..

BUT WAIT! Perseverance 

Before you move on to go watch the latest episode of Dancing with the Stars... I promise you this interview isn't going to bore you to tears, but in-fact could potentially save you thousands of dollars this year alone on your upcoming tax bill. Today, real estate investor and CPA Amanda Han is going to bring a TON of really great tips and advice to help you make sure you are making, and keeping, the most wealth possible.

Additionally, this show is one of the most fun interviews we've done on the Podcast, so it definitely brings the once-boring topic of tax planning to a whole new entertaining level. No matter what stage of investing you are in - you definitely don't want to miss this incredible show.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with real estate investor Darren Sager about his fascinating business model involving buy and hold real estate, live-in flips, and managing properties with minimal hassle.

This show is crammed full of awesome, actionable ideas, tips, and lessons - so don't miss a second of it!


How do you like the idea of making double digit returns while not needing to lift a finger with your investments? If so - this is the show for you. On this 47th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with commercial real estate investor and broker Joel Owens to learn strategies for getting started with commercial real estate investing. From apartment complexes to NNN lease investing and a lot more, this show is packed full of tips for investors in all walks of life.


On today's special Thanksgiving Day show, we sit down with one of BiggerPockets' most active members and biggest success stories, Jon Klaus.

Jon has flipped homes, built new properties, rented homes, and done a huge variety of other activities in the real estate space. Not only is Jon an incredibly nice guy, he's also one of the smartest investors you'll ever hear from.

Don't miss a second of this powerful show, where we cover everything from marketing for killer good deals outside of the MLS, arranging financing for your deals, getting started with no money, and even a step by step journey through a six-figure spec build.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge variety of really interesting topics with real estate investor Tom Sylvester (yes, that rhymes!)

Tom has been investing in the Rochester, NY area for several years and has a great perspective on getting started, building systems to manage your business, investing in rural areas (or as Brandon says, "rrrrrurrral",) and a whole lot more.

Don't miss a second of this excellent interview!


Trying to investing in real estate while holding a full time job is tough - but trying to flip houses can be even tougher. From dealing with contractors to finding money to getting the deals in the first place - flipping often feels like a full time job in itself. Luckily, today we talk with someone who is doing all those things while working a demanding day job - and finding great success at it. Michael Woodward sits down with us today to show us the systems he uses to balance both his house flipping with the rest of his life - all while maintaining a full time job. Whether you are a flipper, wholesaler, or Buy and Hold investor - you don't want to miss this great interview on systemizing your business.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with real estate investor Shaun Reilly to talk about a wide range of topics - from getting started while living in an expensive area to wholesaling, putting in offers, flipping houses, buy and hold, and a lot more.

This interview was a ton of fun to do and there are so many great nuggets of information that anyone who listens will walk out with skills they can apply to their real estate investing business.


The concept of wholesaling still confuses a lot of people - and learning how to do it correctly to make great income confuses even more.

Luckily, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are going to sit down with a wholesaler who is crushing it with his amazing wholesaling business. Mike Nelson is going to take us inside his business and show us how he is generating huge profits through systems that you can start to implement in your own business today. From marketing to outsourcing to partners and more - this podcast will take you from wholesaling newbie to pro in just an hour.

Don't miss this show!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are excited to bring you a fascinating interview with real estate investor Douglas Larson.

Douglas has been investing for over 15 years, doing everything from flipping, buy and hold, lease options and more. Additionally, Douglas has some great stories of working for several weeks on a Guru sales floor, and sheds new light on the shady sales world that we, at BiggerPockets, stand so strongly against.

You definitely don't want to miss this entertaining and informative show!


Today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is a little different than normal - in a great way. To celebrate the 40th episode of the Podcast, Brandon and Josh spend an hour sharing their top forty tips for buying your first - or next - investment property. These tips range from marketing to working with agents to investing with a full time job and a whole lot more.  Whether you are brand new or are an experienced investor, a flipper, wholesaler, or buy and hold investor - these tips are going to help you build your business and close more deals, faster.


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Seth Williams, a real estate investor from Michigan, who shares with us his story of finding and flipping vacant land. Although land is often view negatively with investors, the strategies Seth uses will definitely increase your awareness (and desire) for investing in vacant land. In addition, Seth shares his secrets for marketing and speaking with motivated sellers, as well as offering some great tips on generating leads online. This show is packed with ideas and strategies you've probably never heard of - so definitely don't miss a moment of this interview.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we want to dive into some really great buying strategies for picking up properties for the best deals. Our guest today, Travis Daggett, leads us into some really interesting and high level techniques that any investor, new or seasoned, can immediately apply to their own business. From buying HUD properties to bidding at the Courthouse steps - this show is chalked full of actionable advice.   Although Travis is primarily a wholesaler, his story and  knowledge on buying great deals can help any house flipper, buy and hold investor, wholesaler, or any other real estate investor. Definitely don't miss this show.


Not all real estate investors need to work 80 hours a week to put food on the table and build their wealth. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to introduce you to Aaron Mazzrillo, a real estate investor from the Southern California area who makes a great full time living with just 4 to 5 hours of work per day. Aaron's smart strategies for wholesaling, buy and hold, and flipping are fascinating and will give you an entirely new perspective on building wealth through real estate - while enjoying every moment of it.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we look at the topic of landlording and get some great advice from long-time landlord Kevin Perk. Kevin is a very successful investor from the Memphis area and has a real good grasp on finding and dealing with tenants as well as some unique methods of financing his properties, getting rid of bad tenants, and building wealth. There is a lot of really great tips and advice for anyone looking to grow their buy and hold real estate business.

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On today's Podcast, we sit down with blogger, investor, BiggerPockets contributor, and perhaps "the most interesting woman in the world"- Paula Pant. Paula has a unique perspective on personal finance that is helping her build a strong buy-and-hold portfolio while maintaining freedom and mobility that most only dream of. This interview is sure to fascinate, entertain, and give some great real estate investing advice that you can use in your own life.


Many investors find themselves trapped by a heated market - but today's guest shows that it is fully possible to invest in real estate - even in a hot real estate market.

Anson Young, who lives in the Denver area, joins us today to chat about finding great deals locally and virtually, as well as tips for working with agents, dealing with assignments, and a whole lot more. Anson is a fun guy who has a ton of awesome tips to share with everyone, so don't miss today's show!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with a relatively new investor who is absolutely crushing it as a flipper and wholesaler - Sam Craven. Sam has an incredible story of learning to fight through the initial problems that all new investors face and achieving a lot of success while investing during his weekends and evenings. Sam has a ton of great tips on marketing, making a plan, running an investment business, and a lot more. Don't miss this show!


Many house flippers focus on small, cheap properties - but on today's show we look at the other end of the flipping world: luxury house flipping. Our guest today, Will Barnard, is currently flipping multimillion dollar homes in the Southern California market, but the lessons and tips he shares can help any investor in any stage of the game. Will shares his story of how he got started with real estate investing and built up his business that has covered buy and hold, land development, flipping, and more. This episode covers a wide variety of topics that are sure to entertain and inform - so sit back and enjoy! We're really excited to bring you this interview.


On today's show, we want to introduce you to a relatively new investor who is building a really awesome wholesaling business through the use of smart marketing, savvy business skills, and persistence. Lamar Cannon, from the Austin, TX area, shares with us his story of how he got started with wholesaling and uses the sales skills from his previous job to close more deals. No matter what kind of investor you are, Lamar's story is going to inspire you, motivate you, and help take your own business to a new level.


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we want to share an interview with someone who runs his investment business in a unique but powerful way - and it's sure to both inform and entertain you. On today's episode, we sit down with real estate investor Kenny Estes and chat about investing in rural America, funding deals through private money, building a team, and "going big" with a bold exit strategy. Join us today for a really awesome interview and one of the highest caliber conversations we've ever had (and one of the largest debates as well!)


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to dive into some really fascinating new ways to finance your real estate investing while talking with residential investor Dawn Anastasi. Dawn is an active investor in the Milwaukee area who, while working a full time job, has collected a number of rental properties with amazing cash flow each month. Dawn shares with us her strategy for buying low priced houses (with unique financing in place,) fixing them up, and leasing them out to great tenants. This show definitely has a lot of great tips, ideas, and strategies for both new investors and seasoned pros.


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets, we're going to dive into an area of real estate investing that is largely unknown, yet can be one of the most passive forms of earning lucrative returns: note investing. Our guest today is Dave Van Horn, who has been actively investing in real estate for more than twenty years and currently runs a very successful note business, PPR Note Company. In addition to information on notes and passive income, Dave also has a ton of great tips for any investor looking to raise money for their real estate deals - so definitely don't miss this valuable and informative show!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with the dynamic husband and wife team of Jason and Katherine Grote about their adventures in flipping and wholesaling, while specifically dealing with some of the unique ways they find deals for their real estate investing business. This show was really a ton of fun to record and will give you both ideas and many good laughs as you hear the Grote's story and tips for you and your investing business!


Successful real estate investing involves a lot more than just tenants, toilets, and trouble. Successful investors have learned to manage their investing like a business and not a hobby by creating systems to scale their efforts and build wealth faster and more securely. To get a better idea on just how to do this, on the show today we talk with real estate pro Chris Clothier of Memphis Invest, who shares his story and his view on how to start working on your business and not in your business. If you are looking to take your investing to the next level while maintaining more control – don’t miss this episode. Chris also has some awesome tips on getting your properties rented quicker and dealing with difficult tenants so be sure to take notes!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast - we're going to change things up. You see, all of our interviews thus far have been with real estate investing professionals, who are absolutely crushing it in their real estate journey.

However, today, we want to sit down with some investors who are just starting out and can tell us their stories of how they achieved their first real estate deal. These stories are not only helpful for new investors, but even the pros can learn valuable lessons from their experiences. We cover everything from investing when you live in an expensive city to dealing with the drama that might arise during a wholesale deal and even tips for buying a small multifamily property as your first primary residence. Don't miss this amazing set of interviews with some really great individuals!


On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with active house flipper and real estate investor Michael LaCava about flipping houses in today's rapidly changing real estate market. Mike has been flipping houses since 2006, so he's seen both the crash and the emergence of the market, and has a ton of great insight into building a scalable flipping business, analyzing deals quickly and efficiently, and (as a new feature on the Podcast) Mike dives into a "Fire Round" where he answers some of the most interesting questions asked by BiggerPockets members in the Forums.

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One of the biggest issues that most investors face is the issue of investing while holding a full time job. In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate investor James Vermillion to discuss how he has built his real estate flipping and buy-and-hold investing business while working full time in the US Military and with a non-real estate business. James shares his story, along with numerous tips for managing your time while working a job and dealing with partnerships to maximize your investing power.


While most investors think of real estate investing as buying an ugly property and making it look good, today we sit down with an investor who runs a highly successful investing business that focuses heavily on investing in new home building, along with wholesaling and flipping as well. Tucker Merrihew, the owner of TTM Development Co in Portland, Oregon, shares a ton of great advice on creating a sustainable and automatic lead funnel, as well as numerous tips on a variety of investing techniques.


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While it's unlikely that you are going to make a mistake in real estate that will kill you - there is a much higher chance that you'll make a mistake that's going to kill your chance of finding success. To help you fight the good fight and avoid those mistakes - you'll definitely want to listen to today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast with Josh and Brandon. You might be a seasoned investor or you might be just starting out - but the 20 mistakes listed in this podcast are real, common, and deadly if not properly addressed, so be sure to listen to today's show.

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On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we are joined by Arizona real estate investor Tracy Royce to discuss all things related to short sales, getting started, and the best ways to run your real estate investing business.

This show has a ton of tips for finding the best way to help sellers who are underwater on their mortgages and still make you a profit as a real estate investor, as well as great strategies for using virtual assistants to lighten your work load and other tips for those who are just getting started.


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with fix and flipper Danny Johnson to talk about running a successful real estate investing business. Danny has been investing in real estate for the past decade and has hundreds of awesome, actionable tips that he shares with us in today's show. From real estate marketing through websites and direct mail to tips for wholesalers and ideas for getting started while working a full time job, Danny's knowledge is going to blow your mind. Whether you are an experienced house flipper, a wholesaler, or a new investor just getting ready to start investing, this show is going to give you a ton of ammunition to use in your business.

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Real estate investing is about more than just making money in the here and now - it's also about setting up your future for a solid retirement with minimal hassle and maximum wealth. However, planning for that time in your life is not always the most easy-to-understand task. To help, we sit down with investment specialist Jeff Brown, a very common face around the BiggerPockets Blog, to discuss some of the best ways to find mentors, what you can do to start preparing for retirement right now, and how to invest in notes using cash or your self directed IRA or 401K. This show is filled with a lot of really actionable, in-depth content so be sure to have your notepad ready - you're going to need it!


Several weeks ago on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we spoke with Leon Yang about using seller financing to buy properties. Today we are going to look at the opposite side of that transaction and discuss ways you can invest in real estate by utilizing seller financing (or "land contracts") to sell. Our discussion today with real estate investor Clay Huber is chalked full of a lot of great advice for utilizing this strategy, as well as a variety of tips for those who are just getting started or for those who are just looking for another tool to add to their investor toolbox.

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Starting out with nothing is not easy. Luckily - this week on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with husband and wife team Glenn and Amber Schworm, who have successfully done just this and scaled their real estate business to over 100 deals! On today's show, Glenn and Amber share a ton of great tips and advice about flipping, wholesaling, and marketing for real estate investors - both new and seasoned.


Creativity and real estate go together like peanut butter and jelly - but for many investors, learning how to get creative can be tough. So today, on the 14th episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with real estate investor Ben Leybovich to discuss buying property with 100% financing, the importance of cash flow (and how to get it,) overcoming obstacles that inevitable will rise, plus a whole lot more. Ben's inspirational story, involving his battle with multiple sclerosis, will teach you the importance of creating passive income through real estate because you never know what the future will hold. Learn how Ben turned this tragic, life-changing news into motivation to create a successful real estate investing business. You'll definitely want to take notes during this one!

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Traditional cash flow investing and bank loans are the most common methods used for buy-and-hold investors, but it's not the only way.

Today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast looks at some alternative methods of real estate investing that we haven’t covered in great detail yet on the show, but may help you pick up new skills and ideas for your investing plan. On today’s show, we sit down with Leon Yang, a young investor from the Las Vegas area who fills us in on his strategy to buy homes using seller financing. We also learn how he closely watches the real estate market to ride the “speculation wave” to build wealth through appreciation and time.

A BiggerPockets Podcast Milestone!

Before we get to the show - we want to give a big thanks to everyone who has left us a review in iTunes - we are up to 175 five-star reviews and counting! Also - we have reached 100,000 downloads of the podcast since we started - which is really, really incredible! Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us reach this milestone and supported BiggerPockets on this journey!


Wholesaling real estate is a popular topic on BiggerPockets and often one of the first strategies used by newbies to build cash reserves. However, wholesaling is a business that requires certain systems, strategies time, and sometimes even cash to prosper at. In today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we talk with expert wholesaler and marketing whiz Sharon Vornholt about some of those strategies and techniques that she uses to make an income as a full time wholesaler.

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Getting started with real estate investing can seem overwhelming, but on today's episode of The BiggerPockets Podcast, we are going to walk you through the entire broad overview of how people actually make money in the real estate investing field - and how you can do the same. In this unique episode, Josh and Brandon will walk you through the steps to take before getting started, choosing your strategy, ideas for finding properties, tips for getting financing in order and much, much more. Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take notes - this episode is jam packed with over an hour of directly actionable and educational information.


House flipping is one of the most popular methods of investing in real estate. However, it's sometimes difficult to know exactly how to get started, as there are thousands of blog posts, articles, forum posts, and more about the topic. In today's Podcast, we talk with one of the best in the business, J Scott, about how he got started flipping houses and how you can follow the same strategies to build your own real estate investing business.

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Hard Money Lending is a fundamental tool for many real estate investors, but is often misunderstood and difficult to find. So today on the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with hard money lender Ann Bellamy to discuss how to find and successfully use hard money to build and grow your real estate investing business. This show has an immense amount of solid, actionable content that you can use immediately, so definitely take the time to listen!

Before we get to the show, thank you again to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! We're up to 129 5-Star Reviews so far! Every subscription in iTunes and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!


Being a Landlord can often be challenging, expensive, and stressful. So, today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are speaking with Al Williamson, an active BiggerPockets member and inner-city landlord who has decades of experience dealing with tenants in both multifamily and single family rentals. Al is a pro at reducing expenses, increasing income, and dealing with difficult landlording situations - which is why we wanted to sit down with Al today.

Before we get to the show, thank you again to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! We're up to 117 5-Star Reviews so far! Every subscription in iTunes and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!


Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit down with Ryan Lundquist, a professional real estate appraiser in the Sacramento area. An appraiser is one of the most important professionals that you, as an investor, are likely to deal with over and over in your business. Furthermore, knowing how to deal with an appraisal, especially when it comes in too low, is a skill that can help any investor.

Keeping with the "actionable content" approach that BiggerPockets is known for, this podcast will help you improve your investing by pulling back the curtain on the appraisal industry through our discussion with Ryan.

Thank you to everyone who has subscribed in iTunes to help make us one of the top business podcasts in all of iTunes! Every subscription and every review helps us reach more people - so thank you!

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Investing in real estate while holding a full time job may not always get the most discussion in the real estate investing world - but there are thousands (if not millions) of investors who do just that. On today's episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we sit down with Arthur Garcia, a busy part-time investor who has massed an impressive collection of rental properties while holding a full time job. This show is filled with a ton of really great tips to help any investor - large or small - be more efficient with their investing time. In addition - this was probably the most humorous show to date!

Before we jump into it - we want to once again thank everyone for subscribing to our show in iTunes and leaving us a review. We are up to 99 Five Star reviews and over 25,000 downloads! Thank you to everyone!


Planning for death is not a topic a lot of people want to talk about. However, the discussion shouldn't be avoided because it's important that we prepare for the sake of our spouses, our children, our relatives, and our close friends. Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are talking with Neal Frankle, a Certified Financial Planner with unique insight into the financial side of death.

This fascinating discussion will help you look at your death (and near-death) in a different way and give you the tools you need to move forward with the planning of your finances. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.

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Commercial real estate is a powerful way to build and sustain wealth - yet is often feared or misunderstood by real estate investors. Luckily, on today's podcast, we are excited to have a man who's professional life is dedicated to teaching investors the ins and outs of commercial real estate investing, Frank Gallinelli. Frank is a best selling author, business owner, and real estate professor who definitely knows his stuff.

This interview contains some powerful key metrics, data, and tools you'll need if you ever plan on investing in anything more than a single family home. This interview, like all of our BiggerPockets Podcasts, is full of real-world, actionable content without all the hype.

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In today's show we talk with Brian Burke, a house flipper and real estate investor from Northern California with a fantastic story and fascinating business model.

Two days ago, Brian wrote a wildly popular article on the BiggerPockets Blog titled, "Anatomy of the Grand Slam: How I Made $800,000 on One Flip" where he talked about flipping a large apartment complex using a combination of hard money and private capital he raised. In today's Podcast, we're going to look more in-depth at how Brian got started, the strategies he uses to flip over 100 houses per year, and how you can use the same techniques that he does to raise money for your next real estate deal.

Last week, the BiggerPockets Podcast reached #6 on the Top Business Podcasts in all of iTunes. This is an enormous honor and we want to just take a minute to thank everyone who has taken time to listen on iTunes or leave a review. As of today, we are up to 49 Five Star Reviews. If you haven't yet left us a review and want to help us out, please click here to leave a review in your iTunes player.


On today's show we talked with Karen Rittenhouse from KarensPerspective.com - an active real estate investor, author, trainer, and all-around great gal. Karen's started investing in 2005 and has acquired well over 150 properties during her investing career. On this podcast, she shares with us exactly how she did it, and how you can use the same strategies to begin (or improve) your investing career.


Today we’re excited to announce the launch of the brand new BiggerPockets Radio Podcast. Each week, we will be bringing you incredible real estate investing tips, training, and interviews with actual investors who are in the field, making it happen. You can listen online (below), download it to listen later, on your smartphone, or via iTunes: all for free.


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